Top Outdoor Summer Camps in Calgary

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Published Mar 31, 2016

Summertime is approaching, and it's time to decide where to send the kids to camp. Here are our favorite outdoor/adventure choices around Calgary:

Top Outdoor Summer Camps in Calgary


Now that spring has finally sprung and the weather is heating up it is time to start thinking about summer. We absolutely love the idea of sending your kids to an outdoor summer camp. Why not let them soak up some sweet Vitamin D and have a blast with their best friends! In order to help, we’ve filtered through all the local outdoor kids camps and compiled a list of only the best and brightest.



Pedalheads®

Pedalheads® has been offering bike camps since 1995. From training wheels to trails, Pedalheads® has safe, fun and challenging bike camps for children ages 2-12. Over 150,000 children have learned to ride with the unique Pedalheads® teaching method in small classes by exceptional instructors.

Half and Full day camps are available all summer.




Summit Summer

Summit Summer is a sister program to the award winning Summit Kids program. They host a multitude of camp themes for ages 4 through 14. Outdoor/adventure themes include Summit Safari (ages 4-7), Wild West and Eco Explorers (ages 8-10), and Swim Gym and Hike and Bike (ages 11-14). Leadership in Training camps for ages 12-15 are also available.



Alberta Pioneer Camp

Alberta Pioneer Camp is a Christian camp, and part of a network of nine Inter-Varsity Camps across Canada. At camp, kids gain self-esteem and independence, try new things and learn new skills, learn teamwork and leadership skills, spend time in nature being active, grow in character and spirit and find a sense of purpose. Camps are held at Pioneer Lodge, Sundre and Pioneer Ranch, Rocky Mountain House.




Butterfield Acres Farm

The best memories are made at the farm! Butterfield Acres Farm Day Camps build memories, friends, love & respect for animals,self-confidence, and a can't-wait-till-next-summer attitude! Many children have been attending these camps for multiple years, and become camp leaders themselves! Camps are offered for all age ranges from 3 to 14 years.



Lone Prairie Camp

Lone Prairie Camp is a safe and fun environment where people encounter, respond to and are encouraged in their walk with God.

The Summer Camp program includes onsite camps for grades 1-12 (divided by age groups), hiking & backpacking trips,and even a family camp weekend.




Calgary Reptile Parties

Feed a turtle! Hold a tarantula! Come face to face with our resident iguana Yoshi! Daily crafts, indoor and outdoor activities, and dozens of cold-blooded friends await you in this fun and educational week long experience! Don't miss out on what parents and kids alike are calling the best camp in Calgary.




Camp Chestermere

For 63 years, Camp Chestermere has been a place to belong for campers ages 5-18. With Overnight and Day Camps, Camp Chestermere has welcomed guests from all backgrounds to experience life-changing summers. Located on the South end of Chestermere Lake, they have Water Jet Packs, Zorb Water Balls, Power tubing, Archery, Wall Climbing, Sea Spies, Canoeing, Kayaking and more!



Cobb's Corn Maze & Family Fun Park

All of Cobb's exciting week-long day camps are active and engaging. Children have an opportunity to enjoy ALL Cobb’s attractions, specialized camp games (eg. hide and seek in the corn maze!), themed crafts, and exciting science experiments!

Before and After Care and Lunch program available!




DJ Ranch

Weekly camps run throughout July and August for ages 7 to 17. Located ½ hour south of Calgary’s southern limits, DJ Ranch camps provide a fun and educational way to establish that bond between horse and rider. Camps cover catching, leading, grooming, riding and everything in between. Smaller camp numbers allows for more one-on-one coaching.




Camp Alexo

Located in Red Deer, Camp Alexo offers opportunities for children and youth to grow and discover their potential.

The agency strongly believes that an outdoor wilderness environment is a setting that can offer unique opportunities for children and youth to learn lifelong skills, discover new interests and to make new friends.



If this article sparked your curiosity and you are now in hot pursuit of discovering the most epic outdoor summer camp for your kids, we highly recommend checking out our comprehensive list of summer camps. Finding the coolest local kids camps and classes is our specialty and we are more than happy to help!





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